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PoultryPakistanAmjad is 45 years old and married, and the father of five children. He lives in Gujrat, Pakistan. He owns a poultry business in which he purchases large quantities of eggs ...Read their story >
TourismUnited StatesTaking care of her family, going to school full-time and preparing to go into her pre-med program, Brandi wanted to find another way to support her family financially. When...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorArminda, aged 37, lives in her own home with her four children: a young girl—aged 17—and three young boys—aged 19, 16, and 11. She is a woman who, through her hard work ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorYuri likes the benefits she gets when she invests the money from the loans into her business. She is asking for a new loan to buy cheese, pork rinds, flour, cooking oil, p...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanKanees is a 50-year-old woman who lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her child. Her husband has been working in a public sector organization for many years; he is responsib...Read their story >
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